The virgin and the birch rod were often central figures in classic Victorian erotic literature. The Confessions of Georgina is undoubtedly the epitome of the genre. Through the use of the candid memoir to tell his outrageous and outrageously funny tale of flagellation and defloration, the author creates a rich tapestry of Victorian morality and an evocative portrait of Georginia Barrington, the quintessential Victorian virgin.
By effectually counterpointing Georgina's mental reactions to her physical reactions, he reveals Victorian morality as sham and hypocrisy. Julian Robinson, Count du Bouleau, achieved fame and notoriety with the publication of The Yellow Room, The Petticoat Dominant and the three-volume Gynecocracy. The Confessions of Georgina remains his major and lasting achievement.